A new multichannel sofa brand launches today with an approach to selling sofas that it says is designed around the customer. The Lounge Co is launched by manufacturer Sofa Brands International, whose brands include Parker Knoll, G Plan and Duresta. It offers furniture buyers the ability to research and buy (more…)
Czech retailer Alza is targeting the UK market through a new website and online marketing campaigns. The retailer, which wins a place in IREU Top500 research, was founded in 1994 and is well-known in its Czech Republic domestic market. It has a range of more than 50,000 products, from PCs, (more…)
Asda’s new management team will continue to focus on the customer offer, both online and off, after like-for-like sales fell by 7.5% compared to the same time last year in the second quarter of the year. The supermarket, a Top50 retailer in IRUK Top500 research, will continue to focus on (more…)
Enabling customers to buy when and how they want continues to boost business at Screwfix , which today posted second quarter sales up by 24.5%, compared to the same period last year. The DIY and trade tools business saw like-for-like sales grow by 13.3% in the quarter to July 31, (more…)
Ecommerce businesses that put the emphasis on customer service have attracted investment in two deals announced this week. Curated shopping service Outfittery, founded in 2012, has raised $22m (£16.9m) from investors led by Octopus Ventures, and incuding the U-Start Club, in order to pursue its vision of personal customer service. (more…)
The proliferation of social media and the advance of ‘shopable’ content has been underexploited by the retail sector in Europe as an area of revenue growth according to Tryzens, a digital commerce platform provider.
User generated content (UGC) for marketing is vital in the digital retail age and travel company Teletext Holidays is capitalising on using it to generate a two-fold increase in its sales.
Andy Lockley, Digital Marketing Manager at footwear retailer, Cloggs, discusses tackling the complexities of ‘dark social’ marketing through better attribution
With European ecommerce sales hitting £346.9 billion in 2015 and expected to pass £380.9 billion this year, retailers need to get on with preparing their websites, logistics and business processes for Black Friday and Christmas. And the need is even more pressing if you are selling overseas.
Despite the (sort of) sunny British weather across July and August, it’s never too early to begin preparing your business for what is often the busiest season of the year: Christmas. With the help of World First’s EMEA Ecommerce Manager Craig Agutter, we’ve pulled together a list of tips and (more…)
Game Digital today said that multichannel and digital were strategic priorities as it continues to move from being a business that predominantly sells products to one that sells products and services. At the same time, said the gaming retailer, a Top100 retailer in IRUK Top500 research, it is developing its (more…)
Next today said the EU Referendum result had so far had little effect on its business – but that the falling value of sterling could push the price of its goods up in the medium term. Next chief executive Simon Wolfson was a high-profile backer of the Brexit campaign before the (more…)
Travis Perkins, parent company of IRUK Top500-listed Wickes and Toolstation , said today that investment in online growth had helped it to win market share and to position it for the future. The company said that despite uncertainty, and weaker demand, immediately before and after the EU referendum result, it (more…)
Sainsbury’s is to step up online sales of its groceries in China following a successful trial on Alibaba. The supermarket, a Leading retailer in IRUK Top500 research, has doubled the number of products available to buy on the Alibaba Tmall Global site – and will be the only British retailer (more…)
Sainsbury’s planned takeover of Argos has been cleared by the UK’s competition authority. The two retailers today welcomed the news of the go-ahead from the UK Competition and Markets Authority, which clears the way for Sainsbury’s to create a multichannel giant that some suggest could rival Amazon in the UK. (more…)
AO World, which operates AO.com and sister websites in Germany and Holland, today reported strong sales in the UK and in its European business in the first quarter of its financial year. The company said its expectations for full-year sales had not changed as a result of the vote to (more…)
John Lewis is taking steps to expand further its international coverage, after a year in which online international sales have increased by 50%. At the same time, international traffic to its website has increased by 15%. The department store, an Elite retailer in IRUK Top500 research, has extended from 33 (more…)
Mothercare had some interesting things to say about the way its customers are buying across sales channels in a first quarter update out this week. Here are our top-level findings. 1. Online sales are still growing, even as total sales fall UK online sales grew by 6.4% in the first (more…)
Superdry parent company Supergroup reported its full-year results to the city today. It was the first set delivered by chief executive Euan Sutherland. Here’s what it said about its multichannel strategy. Superdry is serving customers who want to shop online… Ecommerce sales grew to 23.1% of Superdry’s retail sales of (more…)
Mobile and a single view of the product both helped Burberry to report strong growth in digital sales today. Mobile, said the luxury clothing and accessories retailer in a first-quarter trading statement, delivered “the majority” of growth in the online channel, with visits from tablet computers and smartphones accounting for (more…)